Members of Go Hororata check out other community centres before finalising plans for Hororata

Hororata feedback sought

by Mike Isle

Go Hororata, a committee formed from local community groups and elected members of the public is inviting expressions of interest from community and businesses as it works toward developing a conceptual plan for a new Hororata Community Centre.

“Now the Hororata Community Centre has been approved by the council in the Selwyn 10-year plan we are keen to progress the project,’ said Go Hororata Chairman, Dave Sligh.

“There are many examples of successful partnerships between commercial business and community projects that benefit both parties. The Hororata Community Centre is an opportunity for interested business to become involved from the early stages with a very exciting project on a Selwyn Reserve that is fast building a reputation as a major Canterbury event venue. We invite any interested parties to contact Go Hororata.”

Go Hororata has appointed Octa Associates to work with the community to develop a detailed brief for the Hororata Community Centre and to engage with architects. The aim for this step of the project is to produce a conceptual design and proposed placement on the Hororata Reserve.

“Go Hororata is committed to developing a multi-use community centre, which is an asset to local residents, the Selwyn District and beyond. It is important at this point that all community groups and businesses express their interest in being involved in the project. The groups represented on Go Hororata have spent time discussing their current and future needs not just in the Community Centre but also in the reserve,” Mr Sligh said.

Octa Associates have developed a survey, which provides the opportunity for people to have their input on the types of features that could be included in the Hororata Community Centre. It can be accessed through, Facebook or at Hororata Motors. The survey closes on December 16 2018.

The Go Hororata committee includes representatives from Hororata Reserve Committee, Citizens Committee, Tennis Club, Scouts, Rifle Club, Playcentre, Hororata Parish, Hororata Primary School and Hororata Community Trust.